Note: the user name is Jdlh, with only one capital letter, even though Jim spells it with all capitals ("JDLH"). This is a legacy of technical limitations earlier in Wikipedia's history.
Jdlh is the same person as User:JimDeLaHunt. The latter user name came to Wikimedia via the merger with Wikivoyage. I have not yet reconciled the two accounts. I tend to use JimDeLaHunt on Wikivoyage and Jdlh on Wikipedia, but there is some leaking across.
Until July, 2005, he lived in Palo Alto, California. He had a day job working in Silicon Valley and was very heavily involved in civil rights work, particularly in winning the Freedom to Marry for same-sex families. As a result, he has learned a bit about the sociology and history of marriage, and about marriage equality.
Present Wikipedia interests:
- Green College, University of British Columbia
- An article on the "We Stand By You" salute by a German warship to a US counterpart on September 14, 2001.
- translating from Japanese to English
- Open Space Technology
We Stand By You notes
- USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) is the US ship involved. It has the starting point for the article I want to write.
- FGS Lütjens (D185) is the German ship involved.
- archive.org copy of www.churchill.navy.mil site's own report on the story. Includes two pictures I haven't seen posted in other places: Lütjens steam whistle blowing and Lütjens pulling away.
- Snopes.com article 
- German embassy to US article (en): 
- UrbanLegends.About.com article: 
- "The Final Word", article from All Hands, "The Magazine of the US Navy", on November, 2001. Reprinting the Hallinan email, no photos. www.mediacen.navy.mil. Search page from All Hands magazine web site. All Hands, Nov 2001, PDF format. findarticle.com copy of Final Word article.
- "We Stand By You", an article from Shipmate, the magazine of the United States Naval Academy, November 2001 issue. Shipmate article, returns a Not Found error. May require you to be registered user to get access. Google cached copy of Shipmate article
- We Stand By You - personal letter from military personnel - Brief Article. DAV Magazine, January-February, 2002 
- Archived Atlantic Fleet release on the incident (no longer posted live): 
- Wikipedia's copy of the Lütjens with sign Image:LutjensHonors.jpg
- Archived photo of the Lütjens with sign (800x600 pixels, a documented high-quality image) 
- Archived US Navy news release on the incident, Sept. 26, 2001: 
- Official site of the Lutjens , also known as 
- Account in German from Lütjens site 
- Account in German from de-nichilo.de . Includes text of article from the Kieler Nachrichten newspaper from February 5, 2002 about the salute and the reception in Washington.
- Keiler Nachrichten website kn-online.de
- Unofficial site of D185 
- "A noble urban legend that's true", Detroit News, The (MI) - November 6, 2001, article #3096 from the News Library online archive. Full article 808 words long, and I haven't read it because I'm too cheap to pay for the article from the archive.
- "SHIP TRIBUTE BY GERMANS", The Sun newspaper, November 6, 2001, 96 words. Summarises the email. Accessed via LexisNexis database on October 10, 2005.
- "Shipping", by the Plymouth Evening Herald, Plymouth, UK newspaper, September 14, 2001 (and surrounding dates). Records the departure and arrival of the USS Winston S Churchill and the FGS Luetjens to and from Plymouth Sound.
- "Terror forges a new world order", by PIERS AKERMAN, from The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), on October 7, 2001, Sunday. 799 words. Reprints the email, and reflects that "The world changed in unimaginable ways for everyone on September 11. Old enemies have come together; new alliances have formed in the name of liberty." Also an example of the story being repeated outside the United States.
- "West has united against terror", by Harold W. Andersen, from the Omaha World Herald newspaper, Nebraska on October 1, 2001, Monday. 923 words. Includes excerpts from the email. Comments that, "What is the possible greater significance of this moving story? Consider that the sailor's letter to her father noted that 60 years ago - a relatively short time in the span of history - the United States was at war with Germany...."
- Official Text of the State of the Union Address by President George W. Bush, on January 29, 2002. www.whitehouse.gov. It does not mention the Lütgens crew or tribute, or even the word "German".
- Archive of United States Congressman Gil Gutknecht's website, recorde February 6, 2002. archive.org copy of house.gov/gutknecht.
- "Congressman Gutknecht Presents American Flag to German Naval Commander", archive.org copy of story, archive.org copy of pictures, archive.org copy of Lutjens photo.
- Summary of statements of US-German Solidarity at the website of the US Embassy to Germany.
- grice.com's site on the incident is mostly like many of the other sites, but it has a Lütjens picture I haven't seen elsewhere.
- '"We Stand by You" - Zerstörer Lütjens zeigt mehr als nur Mitgefühl' (in German), www.deutschemarine.de article (offline), and the google.de cached version
- www.marine.de alternative URL (offline), and the google.de cached version
- posted translated in English on webpages.csus.edu/~sac78183. This page is now off-line, but here is Google's cache of the csus.edu page.
- The first article from marine.de above references a second article, 'Bettlaken "on tour"', www.marine.de (offline), and the google.de cached version
- www.deutschemarine.de, previous website of the German navy. As of September, 2004 they appear to have switched to using the domain www.marine.de.
- cffc.navy.mil "Manning the rails" explaination of this bit of naval etiquette. Should just put this reference in Manning the rail. Also advancement.cnet.navy.mil "Customs and Courtesies".
- marine.de original report (currently offline) and the Google.de cached copy
- German Embassy to US report with photo
- "A Show Of Respect For The Fallen", by Lt.j.g.Kevin McHorney of the USS Doyle, mayportmirror.com 092503
- npr.org story on the incident. It includes an interview with the captain of the FGS Niedersachsen. He tells that the US commander was so surprised by the gesture that many of the crew missed it, so he asked the Niedersachsen to make a second pass for the Doyle's photographers.
- Image:Niedersachsen_honors.jpg image of the event already uploaded to Wikipedia. Thanks, User:The_Epopt!
- www.embassymarine.org has the same photo, and what looks like a fairly complete copy of the email telling the story. The name of the email author isn't given.
- www.dajudge.us has the photo and email of the Niedersachsen salute, plus another nice story about the USS Kitty Hawk encountering a Russian ECM ship during a typhoon.
- www.doyle.navy.mil, official USS Doyle website.
- Different use of "We stand by you" slogan mentioned in "Europe's first CART race a go", article in the Daily News newspaper of Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 14, 2001, pg. 57. 515 words. " The German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt yesterday ran a full- page in support of the United States, anchored by the photo of an American flag buried in rubble and topped by a headline: Americans, We Stand By You." Available from Proquest archive database (may require a fee).
"Power curve" article notes
- "Power curve", "Back side of the power curve", "region of reversed command", "behind the [power] curve"
- Pop culture use of "behind the curve"
- Kershner Chap.3 on "power curve" (but not "back side of power curve"
- BHP, THP, Thrust, Power